I can work with you to help you to develop the right strategies that help to create a workplace that is supportive of employees with chronic illnesses, empowers them to ask for support and enables them to use their strengths and experiences to have a successful career which strongly benefits the organisation.
Employees with chronic illnesses have unique challenges and require individualised support. I provide managers with the tools to enable them to ask the right questions and understand how an employee is affected by their condition. I also provide Chronic Illness / Disability Awareness training and workshops
I can provide one to one mentoring to both employees with chronic illnesses and / or their managers to enable them to work in a way that supports their needs. I can help with ways of working, reasonable adjustments and mindset to help employees reach their potential and work well within the business.
My aim is to empower organisations to support any employees that have chronic illnesses / disabilities
Public Health England state that 30% of the working age population suffer from at least one chronic condition and so it is likely that most organisations will find that they have multiple employees with health issues. This is likely to become an even greater number as a result of the prevalence of Long Covid. Not all employees feel comfortable disclosing information about their long term health conditions and, as a result, many organisations won't be aware of the exact number of employees that are affected.
Employers need to consider how they support their employees to stay in the workplace. If steps are taken early enough, it is possible to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and reduce turnover. It will also secure their position as a leader in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
Many customers (30% of the population) will also be living with chronic illness / disability. Having the insights of employees living with these conditions will help to ensure that products and services and the general approach of an organisation meet the needs of these clients.
Make Disability Part of Your Diversity Programme
Having worked within corporate organisations while also living with chronic illnesses and having worked with and supported many people with chronic illnesses /disabilities, I can help you to develop strategies to create an environment that is supportive of these employees, empowers them to ask for support and enables them to have a successful career.
I can provide training and workshops as well as mentoring for employees and / or their managers. I can advise on workplace strategy to support employees with chronic illnesses / disabilities
Chronic Illness Workplace Ambassadors
A single point of contact for employees with chronic illnesses
I can help organisations to set up Chronic Illness Ambassadors to provide support and advice for employees with chronic illnesses.
Chronic Illness Workplace Ambassadors receive training to enable them to be a point of contact within their organisation so that they can provide support to employees with chronic illnesses. 33% of people with chronic illnesses do not disclose their condition at work, but a Chronic Illness Workplace Ambassador can provide confidential support and ensure that they are given the appropriate advice.
Supporting Employees with chronic illness and / or their managers
I can provide one to one mentoring to both employees with chronic illnesses and / or their managers to enable them to work in a way that supports their needs.
I can help with ways of working, reasonable adjustments and mindset to help employees reach their potential and work well within the business.
Connor Heeley, NHS Professionals
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